Knowledge management, which is distinct from project management, can be equally critical to a design firm’s success.
Author, nationally syndicated columnist, commentator, and radio host Arianna Huffington regularly appears on the Forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Leading a busy life, Huffington now has one simple message: Find balance and get some rest.
As a lover of data, I conducted my own study with multiple lists of business podcasts published by leading magazines before settling in on a few shows that consistently produce quality content.
In this issue, we highlight interiors for established, enduring professions—law, finance, publishing, and insurance.
Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will describe how to preserve our connection to the natural environment in interiors through biophilic design.
Healthcare is experiencing its most dramatic shift in a generation with significant legislation that has the potential to impact the health of millions of Americans still in flux at the time of this writing.
Eaton describes his art selection business, curation collaborations with both designers and owners, and the key highlights of his work.
For the design industry to remain relevant, communication through social media must be seriously considered in order to help the public understand the breadth of our service offerings and to establish a greater awareness of the value design brings to our clients.
Designing for Health: Caregiver’s Workplace In A Multidiscipline Collaborative Teaming Work EnvironmentMar 07, 2017 • Healthcare
Can the healthcare work environment assist in supporting a collaborative multidisciplinary work environment?
The 50th anniversary Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in January in Las Vegas, was the most expansive one to date. Produced annually by the Consumer Technology Association, CES is one of the largest technology trade shows in the world. While not specifically targeted for an audience of architects and designers, CES sets the stage for the new year with leading technology companies unveiling their latest products and innovations.
This month’s column is a bit more personal, drawing from my experiences as a new mom. The lessons here are not only for mothers but, frankly, for everyone in the architecture and design profession as employers, employees, and colleagues of new parents.
A New York native brings a sense of fashion, style, and sophistication to the commercial interiors practice at TPG Architecture
The ultimate goal for a successful healthcare facility is to improve patient outcomes, while making the experience positive for staff, visitors, and patients alike.
Assembly has completed the Uber Advanced Technologies Group Center in
Pittsburgh and is currently designing two workplaces for Uber in San
Francisco and Oakland, California, as well as a variety of projects
ranging from urban design to branding, interiors, and products.
Evidence shows that our behaviors and built environments can contribute to up to 70 percent of our overall health.
The American Enterprise Group headquarters, completed by SOM in 1965, is an iconic midcentury modern office building. AEG still occupies the structure, which BNIM renovated to update the work settings and fully showcase the company’s artwork.
Designing For Health: Finding a Common Environmental Language of Care for Children Across the Autistic SpectrumOct 06, 2016 • Healthcare
Experts at Perkins+Will express the value of employing an empathetic approach in designing healthcare spaces for autistic children.
Productizing—the act of modifying a concept or tool internal to an organization to make it suitable as a commercial product—is one way that firms can create alternate revenue streams.
Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will investigate the impact of antimicrobial additives on interior environments.
Firm interviews present a learning opportunity, internally, for all levels of staff in the business development process.
Editor in Chief John Czarnecki's editorial from the July/August 2016 issue.
Zones by Teknion and PearsonLloyd was named the 2016 Best of NeoCon Best of Competition.
Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will describe the factors that inform furniture selection to achieve an optimized balance of performance and aesthetics.
The design of today’s offices can positively impact health, human performance, and the bottom line
Editor in Chief John Czarnecki's editorial from the June 2016 issue.
David Rockwell, FAIA, who leads the firm Rockwell Group based in New York, will be a NeoCon keynote speaker.
Sometimes, as designers, you really get into one interior project that you feel strongly connected to, and you truly enjoy the process and the end result. In creating a magazine, the making of this issue was one of those moments for us.
Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will describe the benefits of investing in holistic wayfinding strategies and design within a healthcare facility.
Artificial lighting within the hospital environment serves as one of the primary interferences with rest-activity cycles and adversely affects sleep, mood, and pain. Designers should be conscious of the effects of lighting and take simple measures to improve patient circadian rhythm and reduce recovery time.
Architecture and interior design firms need to evolve to survive. This has been my personal ethos since before I entered business school in 2008, and I continue to look for new methods, case studies, and opportunities to have conversations about business model innovation in practice.
Years before flexible and open offices, customized furniture systems, sustainable design and recycling, and human-centered design became common practice in our profession, the husband-and-wife design team of Stanley Felderman and Nancy Keatinge were doing it.
Breeze Glazer of Perkins+Will and Robin Glazer of The Creative Center discuss the relationship between the built environment and health as a key consideration for both healthcare providers and designers.
For the design industry, the educational setting primes students to develop critical thinking skills, explore complex ideas, and, most importantly, challenge conventional thinking.
(SWOT) analysis, a strategic-planning tool that I have used often for internal planning at MKThink, organizational planning with clients, and even to assist in personal decision-making.
How do you define a multidisciplinary practice? When asked this question, individuals tend to fall into three different camps.
The first Chicago Architecture Biennial opened in early October as a sweeping, citywide event that was conceived on the model of the contemporary bank—it’s too big to fail.
Gregory Swinton and Emmy Phillips of Perkins+Will discuss the impact of zoning, circulation, workflow, and more.
Marie Henson, Molly Baker, and Kirsten Keane of Perkins+Will discuss the impact material selection has on healthcare environments.
Architects and designers at HGA coauthor an authoritative book on the design of clinics.
When analyzing the shortcomings of a design firm’s business model, I often see parallels between designers and artists. In many cases, we tend to undervalue our services to ensure that we are still able to create our craft, or complete the project.
Perkins+Will principal Carolyn BaRoss explains how increasing shifts in patient demographics affect healthcare design.
The most important advice I can offer firms looking to either institute a new system or change an existing internal system is to start by asking which metrics, beyond typical key performance indicators, are meaningful to your firm’s success.
Designer D.B. Kim, now directing hospitality interiors for Wanda Group in Beijing, reflects on his workAug 05, 2015 • Profiles
Editor in Chief John Czarnecki visited Kim in Beijing and Shanghai, and interviewed him about his experience with Wanda Group.
Perkins+Will interior designer Xie Xin discusses the benefits of including healing spaces in hospitals and treatment facilities.
Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will report on the role of data and programming in healthcare design.
As a designer, engaging with all key stakeholders on a given project may be viewed either as cumbersome and time consuming or as an opportunity to create better outcomes.
Perkins+Will design principal Amy Sickeler details the integration of theater elements into the firm's design for the Mayo Simulation Center.
Data in practice is an opportunity to increase services and provide the firm with additional revenue.
Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will report on the long-term benefits of sustainable design strategies, including operational savings.
Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will report on the San Antonio University Health System’s connection between art and community.
Design professionals often like to think that we are at the leading edge when it comes to technology.
Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will report on rethinking workplace in healthcare.
Editor in Chief John Czarnecki's editorial from the January/February 2015 issue.